“I initially thought if I just focused on the medical part – their specific diagnosis and treatment plan – that is all people really wanted.”
— Kaushal Kulkarni, MD
Of course, patients want a clinically capable physician, but have no idea what we are really doing on the technical side. So they often assess us by virtue of how we communicate and the relationship we’re able to establish. This is why Dr. Kulkarni’s story got my attention. Like you and me, he’s got just enough time to tie his shoes and take a bite out of that day-old bagel sitting on his desk. So why is he so good at connecting with patients, and why are so many of them trying to hug the guy as he walks out of the exam room?
Hear his tips, and give it a go…